Apr 15, 2020

14 Ah Peck Is Going To Be Alright

December 2019 | When I first saw Pecky, he was splayed on the floor in the midst of being stomped to death by the larger birds. In concern, I rushed to shoo them away!

Ah Peck looked so miserable, as though he had lost his spirit to live. I lifted the little guy up carefully and placed him into our pigeon house where he would be safe. I wasn't sure if he would survive the day. It was heartbreaking to see such a sweet little thing suffer so much.

I spent the next hour coaxing Peck to have a sip of water. He refused my countless attempts but soon gave in. After that, it was easy getting him to drink - a light stroke on the head and he would take a few gulps. Is Peck male or female? I couldn't tell. I had decided based on its squeaking and spunk which appeared later on.

Ah Peck Getting Some Fresh Morning Air

When I saw Ah Peck nibbling on a few seeds which I had left in the corner earlier, I knew he was going to be ok. He stayed the night. Every couple of hours, I would open up the side door to check in on him to make sure he had his drink. I don't know if I was doing the right thing but I knew it was important that he get his strength back.

By morning, Ah Peck was up and about and in better spirits. He seemed to say "Hello, Giant. Cool place you got here." And that was the start of a short but funny, heartwarming relationship.





Imagine humans and animals living together in harmony. Cities lined with trees, flowers and many parks. Cheerful furry friends and happy chirping birds colouring our mornings as we get to work. Every home having a small garden with food and water for the little creatures.


Covid-19 | Day 28 Movement Control Order. We finally got down to watching an hour of TV drama per day. True Blood, a good old vampire series that has both scary and humorous elements. I've also got Goblin lined up to fill my afternoons.


14 comments:

  1. Cool!Peck looks strong and fit now :-)

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    1. .. insistent about being independent too! ^.^

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  2. Ah Peck looking good and healthy. Thanks to you!!

    I catching drama on my phone since my kids occupied the tv. Lol. Now watching 'Lucky's first love:. Funny and light romance drama. Started last night and now I am at episode 6. Gosh. I could watch series whole day if God forbids me. But housechore and homeschooling dont allow me to do so. Lol.

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    1. Anyone who's worried about retiring and being too free should take it from us. So much to do..lol

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  3. You are so kind to nurse the bird back to health. You will be blessed with good health and merits. I wish I could place a bird house at my place to attract birds. From my bedroom window I could see a steam with white herons every morning. I wish I could feed them too.

    My Singaporean cousin found an injured baby Mynah bird beside his car at his condo. His kids wanted to keep and nurse it. They quickly fled home before our MCO started and birdie went along. They struggled so hard like you to feed everything they could learn from Google. Mynah loved over riped bananas, seeds, oats and many things. It is strong now but couldn't fly at all. I told him to teach the bird to fly. He burst out laughing.

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    1. Thank you, TM xx I'm pretty sure birds will be attracted to your home if you have a bird bath installed and the right food ..in time ;)

      So nice to hear of people caring for birds out there. Pretty sure the mynah will fly soon or maybe after it sees another mynah doing so.

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  4. Ah Peck is fortunate to meet you and not someone who has no concern for animals. Glad that it is getting stronger. Stay safe and healthy.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy xx The little guy is going to be alright ;)
      Stay safe!

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  5. Wow, so you got yourself a pet friend now :)

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    1. Lol!! Wait until you hear the rest of the story ..haha

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  6. Ah Peck looking healthy now
    You are an angel to the bird
    Save it from the danger

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    1. Thank you, Emily xo His predicament was hard for me to ignore.

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  7. Sharon, it's so good to see you are still around. Love this story of Peck. Is he/she still with you?

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    1. Oh, that little bundle of cuteness left as soon as he was able.

      Days after, when I offered my hand to assist him up as usual (since he'd been struggling to fly), he pushed it aside and said, "I got this, Giant. Don't need you fussing about me anymore." Lol.

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